A key state House committee this morning is considering a $2.5 billion bonding bill that would pay for state public works projects. Representative Mary Murphy of Hermantown says lawmakers spent a lot of time traveling through the state and hearing from communities…

“Telling us about their needs and hope and dreams this bill is a substantial answer to the people’s need for being connected from one region to another region and throughout.”

The bill faces an uphill battle with Senate Republicans, who are proposing less than a billion in spending. And House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt today again reiterated that House Republicans won’t let a bonding bill move forward unless Governor Tim Walz relinquishes his emergency COVID authority.